30 Plus Style: Trending, Dresses Over Pants

Happy Hump Day all!

Being in the 30 Plus Style collaborative has definitely stretching the boundaries of my style.  Back in the Spring it was a tutu and  now  a dress over pants.   Ive seen pictures of this trend but mostly on the runway and on street style stars.  While it looked good on them,  I became concerned that I wouldnt  work on me and I would end up looking like a bag lady.   So I took to my beloved Pinterest to find inspiration and to find  how to wear the trend stylishly.  What I got from the pins  is that slim or skinny leg pants  and A line dresses seem to be the best combo when venturing into this look.  After some serious closet digging I decided to pair an old dress over  straight leg jeans. I added heels to lengthen my legs and balance out  the proportions.  My ripped jeans (which I cannot stop wearing!) added to the  bohemian vibe of the dress.  Honestly I don’t know if Ill wear this trend again but it was fun to try something new and a little scary!

So what do you think? Would you wear a dress over pants?

Please check out the other lovely ladies of 30 Plus Style and our guest blogger Els from XL Fashion File to see how they tackled the challenge!

In My Joi
The Jenesesaisquoi
Pumpz and Studz
Pretty Plus Pep
Mode Plus
XL Fashion File

30 Plus Style is looking for guest bloggers to join us on a future post.  For consideration please contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day!

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 Dress: Calvin Klein (old)
Jeans: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Purse: Old Navy (old)
Sandals: Nine West (old)

 

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26 Comments

  1. juliette
    August 20, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    This is really cute! I’ve always loved this dress. This is a trend I’ve been on the fence about (for the same reasons you mentioned!) but you’re inspiring me again!

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you! I say try it! If you dont like it you dont have to wear it again! 🙂

  2. August 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    I love that dress, but I have to say I’m not a fan of the dress-over-pants look. You carry it off well, but it’s not something I would want to try for me. And part of that is I like wearing as few clothes as possible; that combination would just be uncomfortable for me. I’m even uncomfortable when I have to wear a jacket. 😀

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:50 pm

      LOL…I completely understand. It was hard for me to grasp this trend. Im gonna wear it later on in the Fall when it starts getting cold so I can layer & keep warm!

  3. August 20, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Easy breezy… looks great!

  4. August 20, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    You made it look so effortless! I love the bohemian vibe and the fabulous colors! Great job!

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much hon! I absolutely love your take on the trend too!

  5. Ad Gal
    August 20, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Very pretty! I like how you pulled together this look. I’ve never known how to make it work either, but you’ve done it really well. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:58 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your sweet comment!

  6. Julie
    August 20, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    That outfit is fabulous! Great pairing. Love your style.

  7. August 20, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    This is such a good look on You and very Tropical. I would try this trend.

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely give it a try!

  8. Abbi
    August 20, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    It’s a trend that I’ve seen look good on a lot of people (including you here) but not one I’ve tried myself. I’m reconsidering now.

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:44 pm

      I was just like you until I tried it. I think Im gonna try it again when it starts getting colder. It’s a chic way to layer and stay warm!

  9. August 21, 2014 / 7:13 am

    I personally hate wearing a dress over pants because of the double fabric thing and I find it irritating when I”m walking, sitting, or moving. I think your style looks great! I love what you have thrown together and think you should try it again – you have many gorgeous dresses that would suit the look!

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much! I can see what youre saying about the double fabric thing. Ill try this look again in the late Fall to keep warm against the chilly temps.

  10. August 21, 2014 / 9:47 am

    This was such a challenge for me too. Talking about streching boundaries huh? Loved your dress and the colors just pop, with or without pants.

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much! I really thought I would look crazy wearing a dress over pants but I dont! LOL

  11. August 22, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    This is a great style. I like this trend and you look amazing!

  12. August 28, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Loving everything about this look. You worked this trend!

    ~Whitney

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I thought I couldnt pull it off at first!